Activism Speakers

  • Yassmin Abdel-Magied

    Advocates for the empowerment of youth, women and those from racially, culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds

    2015 Queensland Young Australian of the Year, Yassmin Abdel-Magied is a mechanical engineer, social advocate, writer and 'petrol head'. Debut author at 24 with the coming-of-age-memoir, Yassmin’s Story, the 2015 Queensland Young Australian of the Year advocates for the empowerment of youth, women and …Read More

    Fee Range:
    $10,001-$15,000
    Traveling From:
    ENG
  • Harry Belafonte

    Recording Artist, Actor, Producer, Humanitarian

    Harry Belafonte was born in Harlem in New York City in 1927. Overwhelmed and intimidated by its ghetto streets and thinking the islands to be a safer place, his immigrant mother sent him back to the island of her birth, Jamaica. The island and all …Read More

    Fee Range:
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    Traveling From:
    NY
  • Eva DeVirgilis

    Re-Defining Beauty: One Story at a Time

    Eva DeVirgilis is an award winning makeup artist and actress and activist. While acting and performing comedy at night in New York City, Eva began to learn the trade of makeup artistry in order to supplement her income in between gigs. As her acting credits began …Read More

    Fee Range:
    $5,001-$7,500
    Traveling From:
    VA
  • Alex Sheen

    Founder of Because I Said I Would

    Alex Sheen’s father died of small cell lung cancer on September 4, 2012. His father was good with his promises, so Sheen titled his father’s eulogy “because I said I would” and created the promise card in his memory. Eventually, he would decide to resign …Read More

    Fee Range:
    $20,001-$30,000
    Traveling From:
    OH
  • Elizabeth Smart

    Abduction Survivor, New York Times Best Selling Author of "My Story"

    The abduction of Elizabeth Smart was one of the most followed child abduction cases of our time. Elizabeth was abducted on June 5, 2002, and her captors controlled her by threatening to kill her and her family if she tried to escape. Fortunately, the police …Read More

    Fee Range:
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    Traveling From:
    UT
  • Ruby Wax

    Former Entertainer, Expert on Psychology, Human Behavior & Communication

    Arriving in Britain from the United States in 1977, Ruby Wax began her acting career with the Royal Shakespeare Company. She went on to write and perform in her own hugely popular television programmes for the BBC and Channel 4 and was Script Editor on …Read More

    Fee Range:
    $30,001-$50,000
    Traveling From:
    ENG
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